Hall of Fame Players are truly heads and shoulders above the rest of the players in the league's history. See which players earned a bronze statue in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
A great hitter for several seasons and a very good hitter for many years, Carl Yastrzemski performed the impossible: replacing Ted Williams. He was the only American League player to get over 3,000 hits and 400 home runs.
Juan Marichal never won a Cy Young award despite earning 25 or more victories on three separate occasions. He was one of the best right-handed pitchers of the 1960s and finished in the top three in wins five times. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1983.
Did you know that pitcher Sandy Koufax became the youngest person inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1972? Over a five-year span, he led the NL in ERA five times, spun four no-hitters, and compiled a 111-34 record. Learn about Koufaxâs MVP and Cy Young Awards.
Don Drysdale combined a wicked fastball with a fierce demeanor to be one of the most intimidating hurlers of the period. He teamed with Sandy Koufax to form one of the most dominating strikeout duos in National League history.
Jim Bunning pitched 100 wins and 1000 strikeouts in both the AL and NL leagues. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996. You can learn about this Hall of Fame pitcher and his career in this section.
Roberto Clemente was an extraordinary outfielder batter and role model, sending out 20,000 autographed pictures a year to kids. On the field he won four batting titles, hit 240 homers and was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1966. Read more.
Willie McCovey was a great slugger, and one of the San Francisco Giants's most popular players. McCovey hit 521 home runs during his fluctuating career. Learn more about Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey's career and statistics.
They called Orlando Cepeda "Baby Bull," in deference to "The Bull," the nickname given to his father, a legend among Puerto Rican ballplayers. Read the stats that got Orlando unanimously elected Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, including hitting the first home on the West Coast in regulation play.
Stan Musial was a pitcher until an injury forced him into the outfield, where he excelled. Musial clubbed 475 career regular-season home runs. Stan the Man was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969.
It took Early Wynn eight tries to win his 300th game. The Chicago White Sox released him after the 1962 season just when he had 299 wins. He didnât win his 300th game until 1963 with the Cleveland Indians.
Bob Lemon is the only 20th-century player in the Hall of Fame who began his major-league career as a hitter and subsequently became a pitcher. Learn more about this Hall of Famer.
Larry Doby is one of only four people to play in the World Series in both the Major and Negro leagues. In 1947, he became the first African American to play in the American League. You can learn about Hall of Famer Larry Doby here.
Hall of Famer George Kell revolutionized the role of third baseman in his career. In this section, you can check out the Hall of Fame stats for third baseman George Kell.
Warren Spahn was often the only decent pitcher on over two decades' worth of Braves lineups. He led the league in wins a record eight times, and in complete games a record nine times.Learn more about this Hall of Fame pitcher.
Second baseman Red Schoendienst together with Marty Marion formed one of baseball's best double-play team-ups in the 1950s. Learn about his game-winning home run in the 14th inning of the All-Star Game and return to the game after serious illness.
Ralph Kiner has a home run ratio second only to Babe Ruth's. He even had films taken of his own swing in order to spot flaws, and took hours of extra batting practice. Learn more about this Hall of Fame hitter complete with statistics.
For the 1950s, Nellie fox was âMr. Second Baseâ in the American League. A hustling, hard-nosed, two-way player, he was an All-Star a dozen times. Good thing he talked his parents into letting him try out for the Philadelphia Aâs when he was only 16 years old.
Yogi Berra's good-natured charm concealed a deadly combination of power and accuracy in the batter's box. He won three Most Valuable Player Awards and he played in 14 World Series with the Yankees and Mets. Learn more about this great Hall of Fame hitter.
It is hard to believe that Mickey Mantle, the most feared hitter on the most successful baseball team in history, almost lost a leg due to a football injury and later admitted he was an alcoholic. Learn more about this Hall of Fame legend.
Richie Ashburn shared the spotlight with some of baseball's most famous players but was no less talented. He was a brilliant center fielder who recorded more than 6,000 putouts -- about 400 per year. Learn about this Hall of Fame outfielder.
Roy Campanella was a success from the day he arrived in Brooklyn in mid-1948. The stocky catcher had a rocket for an arm, a powerful bat and guided a legendary pitching staff to five pennants in 10 years. Read about his stats and the tragic end to his career.
The poor quality of his teams and the constant managerial changes that accompany failure did not dim Robin Roberts' ardor for pitching. He won 20 or more games each season from 1950 to 1955. Learn more about this Hall of Fame pitcher.
Willie Mays was a beautiful fielder, a tremendous power hitter, an outstanding thrower, a canny base runner, a huge drawing card, and a durable champion. Learn more about this legendary Hall of Fame outfielder.
Hank Aaron had to endure relentless riducule and scorn but he rose above it and became one of the greatest baseball players. The career of legendary baseball player Hank Aaron is presented here.
Whitey Ford has the best win record of any modern 200-game-winner. He used several pitches. Although some weren't legal, the threat that he fixed some balls kept hitters guessing. Learn more about this Hall of Fame pitcher complete with statistics.